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We invite you to gather with us at our 9 AM and 11 AM Sunday services as we experience the love, joy and power of God.
 
 

PASTORS SHAUN & AMY GUSTAFSON

 

OUR PURPOSE

Where God is leading us
 
 
 
 
 

OUR MISSION & VISION

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

OUR MINISTRIES

 
 
 
 
 

GROW YOUR FAITH

With Biblical teaching from Pastors Shaun & Amy Gustafson 
 

WHAT’S HAPPENING

At HPC 
 

 

 

POINT MEN’S

BREAKFAST

Saturday, August 24 @ 9 AM

 

 

 

 

NIGHT OF WORSHIP

Wednesday, Sept. 4 @ 6:30 PM

 

 

LADIES’ CONNECT 

Saturday, September 7 @ 9 AM

 

 

FAMILY FUN DAY

Sunday, October 20

 

 

BABY DEDICATIONS

Sunday, October 27

 

 

APRIL OSTEEN-SIMONS

November 9 & 10

 
 
 
 

FROM THE BLOG

Insight and wisdom from High Point Leadership
 

A Higher Standard

A phrase often used in business circles is “The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.” This saying characterizes the day in which we live. It seems everything is about speed. How fast can we get it done? How fast can we get there? How fast can this machine run? Fast is great! But when it comes to great leaders, God is not looking for someone who will just focus on getting the job done fast. He is looking for people who will get the job done with excellence. 

God set high standards on leadership positions in His church. Why? Because He wants believers to have excellent role models in order to become the best leaders in the world. He knows that what is in the head will flow into the body, and He wants His body taking dominion here on the earth! 

In the day we live, books on leadership in the workplace abound. People have learned how to achieve promotion, how to lead their companies, and how to make it to the top of their profession. Yet at the same time of great leaders abounding in the earth, we have seen marriages fail and families fall apart at alarming rates! What is the answer to this dilemma? We believe the answer begins with a study of leadership in the home. According to 1 Timothy 3:5, striving to achieve a leadership position before it has been achieved in the home, is like the old adage of putting the cart before the horse. God knows that whether in the ministry or the workplace, the joys of success achieved are much greater when a person has a peaceful environment to come home to and enjoy the fruit of their labor. 

Architects tell us that the taller they plan to build a building the deeper they plan and place the foundation footings under the ground in order to support the building to keep it from tipping over. This is a perfect illustration of why God desires that believers have strong marriages and families. He knows that the deeper a marriage and family is rooted in God’s love and unity, the higher that family can build and the more dominion they can take in the earth to achieve greatness for God.

We believe in you! 

Shaun & Amy


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His Workmanship

Why did God make you? Did He have something in mind specifically that you are supposed to do with your life? Yes! We know from Psalm 139:14 that as He gave life to each child in the womb, He put seeds of greatness into each one. The Psalmist says to the Lord, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” God calls you marvelous! 
 
You are the workmanship of God. You may be looking at your flaws and failures, but God is looking at the gold He placed inside you. You have a pre-ordained, call of God on your life. 
 
You were made for a divine destiny, an eternal purpose. Your life has great value to God and people. You were created beautifully by God, to be an expression of His goodness and love to others in some way. 
 
Before you had ever lived a day of your life yet, God saw you being formed in the womb and He pre-wrote a book about the good things He wanted to do in and through you to fashion your calling from Him. He placed gifts inside you to guide and encourage you to success in achieving that calling. 
 
“My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” Psalm 139:15-16
 
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
 
We simply wrote this today to remind you that you are special to God. He has a plan for your life. If you want to know more of what that beautiful plan is, take time to pray over it and listen to His direction. 
 
He typically doesn’t tell us everything about His plan for us at once, because it may seem overwhelming. Instead, as we pray and pursue Him, He gives us bits and pieces as we are ready for them. He tells us what step to take now and gives us glimpses in our heart of the future. As He guides you along the path of His plan for your life, remember to stay consistent with the 3 P’s: pray, prepare, and pursue what He shows you to do! 
 
God bless you in all you put your hands to! 
 
Pastors Shaun & Amy

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Live Intentionally

As we approach March, Pastor Shaun and I have been having many conversations about being more intentional with a few things and simplifying the other things in our life. Often times we as people get so busy with many things that we forget about the main things that will move us forward into the future God has for us. It is good to stop and evaluate at the end of each week how our time was spent or invested. Were we fruitful in reaching the goals God has for us or just busy this week?

I read a story recently about a man and his family who went to live short term in Fiji in order to study family strengths and challenges on a Fulbright scholarship. He said one of the things they noticed about the people of Fiji, is that as a culture, they place high value on kindness, respect, caring, sharing, happiness, not clouding the day with worry, and security. He said the interesting thing about Fiji people, is they frequently go to each other’s homes to visit, but when they do, it is not stressful. 

Nothing is expected of the people whose home you show up at, but to simply enjoy each other’s company. You don’t have to entertain, cook or think of things to talk about. Most often, they sit out on the porch and just look at the sky and birds. They may say a bit, or ask each other some questions about their life, but overall, they just smile and enjoy one another’s presence. 

The man doing the study said that even though there was somewhat of a language barrier with the friends he developed, he always felt so good after being with them. Why? I believe it was that when people focus on simply being with one another in a spirit of love, it causes people to feel good about themselves and each other.

How does this story relate you? I would encourage you to think about the five to seven top things you want to accomplish this year in your spiritual walk, close relationships, your career calling, your health, and your finances. Write them down and start being intentional about them. In order to meet your goals, you will most likely need to simplify or end some of the other things in your life that are stealing time and energy from you achieving your top goals. 

Do you need to let go of a time-consuming hobby in order to be successful in your parenting goal? Do you need to sell something to lower monthly payments in order to achieve your giving goal? Do you need to stop hanging around co-workers that insult their spouse and set a daily reminder on your phone to compliment your wife or appreciate your husband? Do you need to get to bed 30 minutes earlier and get up 30 minutes earlier to achieve your morning spiritual goals?

Once you take time to think about what needs to be simplified in order to be more intentional about your goals, then move your life in this direction, you will find you have more joy than ever before! God is a God of order and He doesn’t want us to overload our systems. He desires that we be focused, intentional, and yet simple in how we approach life.

May your March be a joyous and refreshing month of spring cleaning in your life, home and schedule, moving you closer and closer to the fruitful future God has for you! May you have a “Fiji” kind of month and relationships that bring peace, hope, joy, security, energy, kindness, and caring to you and others! 

-Shaun & Amy 


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Want To Call High Point “Home”?

 
Our 2-Part Connection Point (New Members) class is held every quarter. 
Join us Sunday, May 19 and May 26.
During the 11 AM Service, upstairs
 
Be sure to check out our event calendar for future class dates.